The Scarlet Letter: Puritans Vs Hester Essays and Papers

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The Scarlet Letter: Puritans Vs Hester

The Letter A is a mark of punishment and humiliation. However , Hester Prynne carries the
symbol upon her with a very different out look than the puritans intended. Hester and the
Puritans both have strong feelings for this Scarlet Letter but both will not come to terms
and define a universal meaning for this strong symbol.

The Puritans intend this A to be a disgrace to Hester Prynne. To make the public aware
that she is nothing but a sinner and an adulteress. The Puritans want nothing more than to
cause humiliation , depression and to destroy anything that Hester can possible stand for.
The Puritans use the A to pin point Hester in any crowd with constant name calling . It is
an attempt for them to keep there so called " perfect society " in place and away from the
sins of the rest of the world.

Hester has a very different view with the A. She does not use it as a dark symbol of lies
and adultery but rather a beautifully embroidered piece of art. She does not fall out of
existence but thrives in her own special way. She still lives and makes her earnings by
sewing and embroidering out of her small house just in the boundaries of the town. She
does not lose self respect but gains a meaning in her life. She carries the letter boldly
upon her chest making her a stronger and more independent woman.

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